Publicly Funded Copyleft
OK, I posted this initially in response to this at BoingBoing:
All publicly funded content should be in the public domain.
Not sure if they will accept my anonymous post so I am posting here and hopefully expanding this soon.
"Given it receives public funding, I say it should rather be Free and Copyleft. Keep it away from monopoly plays in the future until the copyright runs out.
Also: More Bang For Your Donation Buck!
For a real contrarian possibility, how about we start treating the public domain as a copyleft commons owned jointly(?) by the public where anyone can build on what is in it for further copyleft works but if you want a traditional copyright on a work you have to start from scratch or from other copyright works that start from scratch.
Fixed a few typos too.